Thursday, September 27, 2012

Demi Lovato: Polish Your Pinky Blue

Demi Lovato says wear blue polish on your PINKY!

Demi Lovato always has interesting nails! Her latest talon trend all about anti-bullying. Lovato recently spoke to The Young Woman's Leadership school in New York about her struggle with bullies in middle school reports Just Jared.

Lovato recalled many instances where kids were simply cruel. Bullying is never O.K. Help raise awareness against bullying and polish YOUR pinky blue!

 Check out Demi's polished pinky in the photos from her event! What do you think of this latest raise awareness trend? (Photos Source: Just Jared)


If you want to join Demi's polished pinky club, here are a few colors to try out!

1. Bikini So Teeny
2.No Room For the Blues            
3.Man Hunt

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Giveaway! (CLOSED)

2 very important events are happening in the VERY near future! Can you guess what they are? If you said: YouGotNailz's YouTube Channel Turns 1 and flu season is coming up then you guessed correctly!

At first glance, it would appear that these two events have nothing in common, but they actually have a lot to do with each other!

Now every year, flu season beings  around the month of October. It is very important to try to stay healthy! No one likes to be sick. This is where nails come into play! One way to make your manicure last longer is to wash your hands well before applying polish. The best way to stay healthy, even during flu season, is to do the same! Who knew beauty and health were so closely related?!

So the moral of the story is....Wash your hands often! Nail polish sticks better to clean nails and germs won't stick to clean hands!

On September 22, 2011, I created the YouGotNailz YouTube Channel as a place where I could create and upload nail art tutorials! One year and over 1000 subscribers later, here we are! To celebrate my channel's birthday and to help educate about hand washing during flu season, enter my rafflecopter giveaway!

There are a few different ways to enter and the more options you complete, the more times your name is entered to win! The winner will be chosen randomly by rafflecopter and will receive a Panda Nail Brush, to help scrub those nails and keep you germ free, and some surprise nail art supplies!

Contest begins September 16 and ends September 22! Have fun! :)
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Monday, September 10, 2012

New York Fashion Week - BCBG

New York's Fashion Week is in full swing right now with only 3 days left! Tons of designers and celebs are stepping out to preview Spring 2013 collections. If you are like me and can't seem to find the time to get out to New York this week... ;) Be sure to Click Here to watch some of the shows streaming live on YouTube!*
*The show schedule listed on the channel page is for Eastern time in case y'all were wondering! 

So far, I have seen the BCBG Max Azria show streaming live! I really loved some of the looks I saw. You will see lots of fun lines and creative geometric shapes in colors that include black, white, creme, tangerine and a periwinkle blue. I also loved the continuing trend of sheer fabrics paired with lace!

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To view the rest of the BCBG Spring 2013 collection, click the link above!

Can you picture the nail designs already?! I might have to do a manicure inspired by some of the designs very soon....not sure I will be patient enough to wait until spring!

What are some of your favorite New York Fashion Week looks? What designers are you most excited to see collections from?


P.S. I just caught the end of the Carolina Herrera show...can I just say that I am so ready for spring! I am totally loving the colors and flowy fabrics! Here's to a fast winter and an early spring arrival!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Teals the Deal, Folks!

One of the big colors this fall is....TEAL! I stumbled across this Color Club Collection that consists of 4 different shades of the beautiful blue-green color. BONUS? 50% of the proceeds from these colors will be donated to OCRF, the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund! 

In 2012 alone, an estimated 22,280 women will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer (OCRF). According to the OCRF website, there are no screenings for the early detection of ovarian cancer. Donations of any amount can help. You be stylish this season by wearing Color Club's OCRF polishes and you can help others too! 

BONUS #2?!? If you check out the Color Society blog post, you can enter to win a YEAR'S SUPPLY OF NAIL POLISH! All you have to do is submit a cool name for two of the shades and you are entered for a chance to win! The contest ends September 30th -- be sure to enter before then! 

The Color Club OCRF shades are sold on the Color Club website for $8.00 each. 


Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Seeing Stars, In My Nail Polish At Least!

A few days ago, this beautiful polish caught my eye at the store. It was multicolored chunky star glitters suspended in a clear coat. I instantly had to have it. The polish is 'Hollywood Walk of Fame' from singer Fergie's new collection with Wet N' Wild.

Since my nails were feeling rather neglected, (I had not changed the color in almost a week!), I had to use my new polish right away. It was hard deciding what color to put underneath but I ultimately decided to go with a purple from Zoya called 'Mira.'

The end result? A fun, bright look that is sure to send off summer with a bang!

Outdoor Lighting

                                                            Indoor Lighting                                 One of my fav. nail products

Fall will be arriving quite soon so I'll be using less vivid colors to follow the change of the season. New York Fashion Week is starting today! Be on the look out for cool nails on the catwalk! 


Monday, September 3, 2012

Fall Collections of 2012

The leaves aren't the only thing that will be changing color this fall season! Almost every major nail polish brand has or will release a fall collection this year and that means it's time to get painting! 

Every year, we see a typical color cycle. Winter brings shimmer, shine and darker colors. Spring gives us cremes in every pastel shade imaginable. Summer brings us the neons, and fall gives us the warmer tones of the rainbow.

This fall will be no exception. There are so many great colors from brands including OPI, Essie, China Glaze and others! Below is a preview of just a few fall collections. 

From Nars we will get the Andy Warhol colletion. This collection, inspired by the famed artist, will have 8 colors. The polishes will be available at Sephora beginning October 1st. Mark your calendars because these colors are great! 

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OPI never fails to impress. Their fall collection, inspired by Germany, consists of 12 colors. These colors range from neutrals like 'Don't Pretzel My Buttons' to brighter hues like the red 'Deutsch You Want Me Baby.' The polishes are available now wherever OPI colors are sold.
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China Glaze gave us the Safari collection for fall a bit early this year! (It was released sometime in July.) These wild colors have great names to match. There are two teal-green shades, a hot color for this season, that are particularly special. 'Exotic Encounters' and 'Elephant Walk' are sure to have you running to the beauty supply store cheetah-fast.
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Last but not least we have Essie's fall collection, 'Stylenomics.' While less varied than the collections above, there is still a gem or two to be found. The deep burgundy-fuchsia  color, 'Skirting the Issue' really fits the fall theme. The dark green color 'Stylenomics' is also a fun and different option not found in the other collections. 
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Which collection has the most must-haves for you? Which colors have you already added to your paint pallet? Get ready to watch the leaves and nail colors change because fall is here!


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Meet Me, YouGotNailz!

Hey everyone it's Kelli King from YouGotNailz! 

Here's the scoop: I caved. I am officially part of the blogging world. For anyone who has not been introduced to YouGotNailz, let me fill you in. 

7 Facts You Should Know
1. My name is Kelli King.
2. I am nail polish obsessed...I have 100+ polishes and I keep buying more! I know, I have a problem...
3. I have been making nail painting tutorials on YouTube for almost 1 year. (Anniversary is September 22!)
4. I am 20 years old & I have 3 sisters. I love them almost as much as I love painting my nails. ;)
5. I am a journalism student at CSUN. Someday in the hopefully near future, I want to work at a PR firm that handles beauty and lifestyle brands.
6. I teach nail art classes once a month in Simi Valley, CA. 
7. My favorite nail polish color is Turned Up Turquoise from China Glaze. 

Want to know more? Check out my YouTube & other links below! And Remeber...Keep calm & polish on!